Version 2.12 – Video Download Feature is Gone

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  • #87599
    Tony
    Guest

    Flavio,
    Did you intentionally remove the Video Download Feature in Version 2.1.2?

    The “download arrow” is gone following udate via Ubuntu Update Manager.

    Prior version (2.1) downloaded fine.

    (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

    #87709
    Andi
    Guest

    Dear Flavio,

    It was the same for me after I bought a license and installed the newest version on my Mac (OS X 10.8.4). I bought the license just because of the download feature, so I hope you didn’t remove it with the update.

    Thanks, Andi

    #87715
    Stuart
    Guest

    is a great application I used it daily but no downloads ….
    the same as a browser … observes the balance ….. in ubuntu was the most attractive download helper for firefox
    i wait a new update …..

    #87731
    Paul
    Guest

    Dear Flavio:

    …Oh no, no more download button? O_o
    I used to download lecture videos to watch whilst on the train or lunch where I have no internet access, this was the no.1 feature for me, please re-enable this feature…..

    #87768
    Shiba
    Guest

    Same here. What happened to download?

    #88110
    Andi
    Guest

    Dear Flavio,

    Are you actually reading this? This thread has been alive for over two weeks now, but no reply yet. It would be great to hear from you whether the missing download button is a bug or intended.

    Regards, Andi

    #88123
    Flavio
    Keymaster

    Hi all,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    I received an email from the YouTube Legal Team asking me to remove the download functionality from Minitube. The sheer coolness of Minitube must have attracted their attention among the countless YouTube downloaders on the interwebs. Even lawyers can recognize a well-built application. A case of selective enforcement? Who knows, maybe they’re really sending out a gazillion emails. But I somehow doubt it.

    Anyway, Minitube never focused on downloading videos. It was just a useful plus. The Mac App Store version never had downloads in the first place. Those that download videos will have to resort to one of the above said countless alternatives. It will just be less stylish and practical.

    #88245
    Galvatron
    Guest

    Interesting. They see no problem with MT not displaying their adds?

    #88296
    Vincent
    Guest

    Sad. Even if I understand why they asked and why you removed it, this function was cool.
    I still use v2.0 instead v2.12 when it’s possible except when I encounter somes compatibilites problems with v2.0. So I can save vids.

    Vincent

    #88784
    iberlynx
    Guest

    Flavio, can you please provide a separate branch of the linux code without the download restrictions? I mean, google can’t stop you from supplying the code, only from selling it, or distributing the binaries at the most. And the fact is, that it is one of the most useful features.

    #88834
    shawn
    Guest

    If anyone could tell me how to get the sources for the very last version including this feature I would be forevery grateful.

    #88849
    hal9000
    Guest

    Hi Flavio,

    what a pity! Sorry, but downloading videos was not only a useful plus, for me it was the existential usage.

    #88880
    paolo
    Guest

    peccato!!
    minitube senza la funzionalità del download perde molto!
    Ma ci sarà un modo per risolvere il problema?
    paolo

    #89617
    Mark
    Guest

    Oh no..,It’s a catastrophy! I agree with hal9000 – 95pct of my Minitube use is for easy downloading. It’s just too cool to select a series of tutorials and download the lot for later watching. Something has to be done.

    Cheers anyway Flavio, this app has been on my panel launcher (there’s only 6 items) for abt 2 yrs now and it’s been fantastic. I’ll keep it there anyway :)

    What’s everybody else going to use for downloading? It’s got to be as simple as search/enter/download and not a browser add-on. I’m on Linux (Manjaro).

    Mark

    #91353
    calinb
    Guest

    Without download, Minitube has no value for me. Only downloaded videos play reliably on my computer/Internet connection.

    #92072
    Matthias
    Guest

    2.1 is the final Minitube Version for me now

    #93709
    Shawn
    Guest

    Hmm, You know something that i think every application like this should have is the ability to add plugins.
    Sometimes people come up with really great code expanding the functionality of the core software.
    This of course helps the core developer focus on base functionality and stability.
    The plugin developers are also less likely to have to deal with the hidden agendas to ulterior motives of large organizations with tons of money to strong arm the very programmers that drive the innovation of the internet.

    Its just something that dawned on me…sometimes this stuff shoots out of the sky right into my head..maybe its somebody trying to kill me and they just keep near missing?

    #93717
    Elton
    Guest

    The Video Download feature is gone in Minitube 2.4.

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